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[ST] Brocton RI / Lighted Diodes for the Heated Grips

> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 10:17:52 -0500
> From: Rich Lane <rlane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: [ST] Tour Master Tank Bag
> Hmmm, Rick did RI annex Brockton?  When I was a kid growing up in the town
> next to it it was still part of MA.  :->


RI, Mass,  I knew it was one of those states in the upper right corner of the map.  It was pretty close to RI though, I think.

On the (lack) of illumination for the switch for the heated grips.  It is odd that the center of the switch doesn't light up.  What I did though was to get a small LED from Radio Shack, and mount it in a small drilled hole just above the
switch.  Hook it up between either the high or low output terminal against the ground terminal, and Viola! a nice little light to monitor when the switch is on.  Originally I wanted to get fancy, and have two diode with different color lights
for the hi and low settings, however, that won't work, as the switch shuts electricity through either a low or high resistance wire, both of which re-join on their way to the grips, so it winds up that the diode lights when in either
position.  I am sure those less electrically, not to mention geographically, challenged, will know how to do this better, but is worked for me.  I didn't even solder in the LED wires, just slip them in with the terminal blades when
re-connecting the wires to the switch, and they hold tightly.

Rick Hartwick
1 inch South, 3.5 inches left of Brockton
00 Sprint ST

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